Edible Book Festival to be held at Ringer library

Published: Mar. 30, 2017 at 8:56 AM CDT
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The fourth annual Edible Book Festival is going on Saturday, April 1st at the Larry J. Ringer Library in College Station.

This is not a festival where people actually take bite out of their favorite novels. Instead, it's a competition where folks create a culinary interpretation of a book, character, or plot.

"The creativity of the community is just amazing. I have seen Game of Thrones made of pretzels, Gone Girl made of powdered sugar, you see pretty much anything. I am just hoping that folks will come in and just have a laugh and enjoy their time here," explained Jennifer Bayer, a reference librarian at the Larry J. Ringer Library.

The event has been held on the Texas A&M campus for the last three years, but the university has decided to partner with the BCS Library system so it's more accessible to the community.

Entries will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 1st.

From noon until 2:00 p.m. the entries will be judged and the public will have the chance to vote for the “People’s Choice” award.

The entries will remain on display from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

People that stop by the library in the morning will also have the chance to ‘build their own’ edible book entries.

These are the seven categories that participants can enter in:



Miss Congeniality

Best Children’s Entry (Grade 5 and under)

Best Teen Entry (Grade 6 and up)

People’s Choice

Best in Show

There will be gift cards to Barnes and Noble given out to the winners of each category.

For examples of edible book entries, watch the attached videos.

For more information on the event, visit the library website. There is a link to it under the related links section of this page.